Visionary has been your full-service Specialty Contact Lens manufacturing lab for over thirty years. Visionary is proud to provide you, our optometric practitioner customers and their patients superior Specialty Contact Lens products and related services. We recognize the importance that professional and efficient teamwork as well as quality manufacturing processes has on the benefits of your patient outcomes. We are committed to your success!
Unique Business Philosophy
At Visionary, we understand the complex processes involved to guarantee precision quality Specialty Contact Lenses.
- Trained and experienced personnel
- State-of-the-art manufacturing, finishing and inspection equipment
- Clean, safe and maintained production environment
- Quality process that are monitored, enforced and compliant to FDA requirements
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Meet Our Team
Manager of Technical Operations
Founder and President
Rick is the founder and President of Visionary. Rick has a true entrepreneurial spirit and he leads with the quiet purpose and vision of a man with 30 years at the helm and over 50 years in the industry.
Rick started manufacturing contact lenses in 1976 at night to put himself through college as a marketing major. His skill in manufacturing was quickly noted by the company’s senior management, and he was rapidly promoted to supervisor and lab manager. During the 1980s, he leveraged his experience and ambition to increased positions of responsibility including designing and implementing a GP manufacturing lab for one of the more successful up and coming manufacturers at the time. His hard work and passion for rapidly delivering top quality lenses built his ambitious reputation among the optometric industry.
In 1992, Rick recognized his talents and personality were best applied to his own vision. He started Visionary with the support of his industry colleagues, associate practitioners and his family. He quickly grew the company footprint in Southern California. The company now owns and occupies an 11,000 square foot facility where all aspects of the business have been performed since 2001.
If you want to get on Rick’s good side, ask him about the Boston Red Sox.
However, the pull of the family business brings her talents to use to help with the continuing growth and advancement of the company. For example, she ensures the Visionary quality processes continue to meet the expectations for universal standards. She also contributes her experience to promote innovation among the team and also drive technical advancements in all areas of the company. She likes to think of herself as the Mom to the company employees so look to her for supplying the breakroom snacks.
Manager of Business Affairs
John has been working at Visionary since he was 16 (2009). He started in the lab working on the manufacturing side. He has continued to work and support the lab when product demand is high. His work in the lab has led him to develop close relationships with the DAC (manufacturers of our advanced technology lathes) team as well as other industry manufacturing leaders to help guide his ability to implement new processes and tools that result in enhanced lens design and manufacturing capabilities.
Because of John’s passion for working with people, John has moved his knowledge of manufacturing and inspections into customer service and most recently to the lens design consultation side of the operation. John is able to leverage his knowledge of manufacturing capabilities for added insight into the design and fitting process of the lenses. John’s greatest concern is to support our customers in their goal of providing improved vision to their patients.
You’ll see John at trade shows and educational events where he loves to engage in stimulating conversations ranging from new applications for Scleral lenses to World Series forecasts.
Manager of Technical Operations
James joined Visionary in early 2018. His education focused on physical science with a minor in mathematics. James’ analytical mind makes him a perfect fit in the world of specialty contact lenses. James began as a final inspector and manufacturing technician when it became apparent his personable demeaner suited him for customer service.
James was quickly moved into a customer service and lens consulting position. James enjoys working with Visionary customers to solve problems and overcome challenges. He especially enjoys diagnosing contact lens fits and designing customized lenses to address just about any set of circumstances. James is the primary contributor to the successful comfortable fit of the FAQT Scleral lens design.
If you want some insight into James’ personal passions, ask him about the Eagles or Star Wars.
Alex has managed the Visionary manufacturing facility since 2019. He is proven an enthusiastic and fast learner. Alex is the first to volunteer for a challenge. He is currently leveraging his manufacturing expertise toward learning consultation. He says the most satisfying part of his job is to design lenses for first time GP lens patients.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys attending live concerts and has become a big fan of the Anaheim Ducks hockey team.
Lena joined Visionary in 2023 with a diverse background in computer science, data analysis, graphic design, cybersecurity, and management. She brings an artistic eye to our team while managing logistics, marketing, and special projects. Lena has a talent behind the camera and brings a new view to the contact lens world through her photography and creativity.
When Lena isn’t busy at Visionary, she loves traveling, cooking, spending time with her dog, Ava, and mentoring in her community.